After six hour wait, Hull A&E fails to spot girl, 9, has broken leg

A YORKSHIRE A&E department failed to diagnose a nine-year-old girl’s badly broken leg and told her to go home and keep trying to walk on it, her family have claimed.

Hull Royal Infirmary

Lucy Holmes, of Bilton, East Yorkshire, went to Hull Royal Infirmary after she injured her leg while rollerskating.

But, after a six-hour-long wait, doctors sent her home without taking any X-rays and despite her not being able to walk.

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Her family said a doctor told her to keep trying to walk on it.

But Lucy was in so much pain her family took her back the next day and, after an X-ray, she was diagnosed with a spiral fracture.

Lucy said: “It was a horrible experience.”

Her father, Lee, said: “We feel really guilty because we were getting annoyed with Lucy on the Sunday night and said she must be overacting.”

He said: “There is something drastically wrong when you can’t get an X-ray. We know there have been some cuts but is my daughter not worth an X-ray?”

A spokesman for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said it was not possible to comment on individual cases.

It is understood the trust is looking into the case.